Can Dogs Eat Custard?

Can dogs eat custard?

No, dogs should not

eat custard, although it will likely not be fatal for them. Custard contains

lactose, saturate fats, and sugars, all of which are not best for your dog’s

health, because it can cause stomach upset, weight gain, and dental problems.

What should I do if my dog eats custard?

1. Check the list of ingredients for any dangerous ingredients such as chocolate or xylitol. Then try to determine how much your dog has eaten. Next, you can give your veterinarian a call.

2. If there is nothing dangerous in the ingredient list, the main issue would be a reaction to the dairy. If you see any of the following symptoms, call your veterinarian.

· Vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Fever

· Muscle tremors

Common Ingredients in Custard and the Benefits and Risks to dogs?

Can Dogs Eat Double Cream? Maybe- Not Recommended

Risks of Double Cream:

· Gastric upset

Some dogs eat dairy without any problems, but for other dogs, they may have a hard time digesting milk products. This is because dogs don’t have high amounts of the lactose digestion enzyme, lactase. Milk is not toxic to your dog, it is just not recommended.

Can Dogs Eat Whole Milk? Maybe- Not Recommended

Risks of Whole Milk:

· Gastric Upset

Again, with dairy products, some dogs will end up with a stomach ache, diarrhea, or vomiting from drinking whole milk and similar products.

Can Dogs Eat Egg Yolks? Yes

Benefits of Egg Yolks:

· High in protein, fatty acids, and amino acids which are good for dogs

· May help calm an upset stomach

· Good source of calcium

Risks of Egg Yolks:

· High in cholesterol

· May contribute to obesity if the dog eats a lot of eggs

· If fed raw egg, there is a risk of salmonella

Overall, eggs are good for dogs, because they are very nutritious, high in protein, and contain may amino acids. Eggs contain many nutrients in all parts of the egg- from the yolk to the shell to the egg whites. But eggs should only be enjoyed by dogs in moderation.

Can Dogs Eat Corn Flour? Yes

Corn flour is usually used in baking or to thicken ingredients and it is completely safe for dogs. Your dog’s food or treats might even have corn flour in it! That being said, there are no nutritional benefits to your dog eating corn flour.

Can Dogs Eat Caster Sugar? Maybe- Not Recommended

Risks of Caster Sugar:

· Weight gain

· Diabetes

· Cavities

· Depression

Natural sugars that come from fruit (fructose) are safe for you dog, but caster sugar is not good for them. A dog who eats a diet high in sugar are at risk for obesity, diabetes, teeth problems, and other health concerns. Additionally, xylitol, an artificial sweetener, is toxic to dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Vanilla Extract? Maybe-Not Recommended

Risks of Vanilla Extract:

· Gastric upset

· May cause breathing troubles in high amounts

Vanilla extract is usually made containing high amounts alcohol, which does not easily break down in dog’s tummies. Plus if they have too much vanilla extract, they are at risk for alcohol poisoning. Some vanilla extract is alcohol free (it is made with vegetable glycerin instead) and that is safe for your dog.

Can Dogs Eat Butter? Maybe- Not Recommended

Risks of Butter:

· Gastric upset

· Weight gain

Butter is not toxic to dogs, but it has zero nutritional benefits and is high in fat. It also contains a lot of lactose, which your dog may have a hard time digesting.

Can Dogs Eat Nutmeg? No

Risks of Nutmeg:

· Gastric upset

· High blood pressure

· Seizures

· Disorientation

Nutmeg contains myristicin, which is a toxin that can lead your dog having stomach issues. A dog would need to eat a very large amount of nutmeg for it to experience the more severe side effects and that is rare.

Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon? Yes

Benefits of Cinnamon:

· Contains anti-inflammatory properties

· Help regulate blood sugar

Risks of Cinnamon:

· May cause skin irritation

· May cause gastric irritation

Cinnamon is usually tolerated very well by dogs and it is full of antioxidants, although if cinnamon comes in contact with your dog’s skin, you may see some signs of irritation.

What are some alternate that are okay for my dog?

Plain Yogurt

As long as your dog does not have an intolerance to dairy, plain yogurt is a good option for your dog. It can help your dog if they have an upset stomach and it is beneficial because of the high amounts of calcium and protein. Try giving your dog a small amount of plain yogurt for a yummy treat.


Apple sauce is a good, sweet treat for your pup, because apples are high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Its best to feed your dog applesauce that has no added sugar, color, or preservatives, or even try making your own homemade applesauce. You can even add a little bit of applesauce on top of their meal for a special treat.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a great treat for dogs and it can be hidden into a Kong toy for a fun activity or game for your dog. Peanut butter is full of protein, vitamins, and healthy fats, all of which are good for dogs.

Sweet Dog Treat Recipes

If your dog has a bit of a sweet tooth, there are some fun recipes that you can make at home that are better for them than custard.

Sweet Potato Dog


This recipe is

adapted from All Recipes



1 sweet potato


2 cups of whole wheat flour (256 grams)


¼ cup applesauce (62 grams)


2 eggs



Preheat your over to 350 F degrees.


Poke the sweet potato a few times with a fork so that steam can escape

while cooking the potato.


Put your sweet potato in the microwave and heat the potato until it is

tender, around five or six minutes.


Cut the warm sweet potato in half and scoop the flesh out. You can then

discard the skin.


In a small bowl, mash the sweet potato until it is mushy and then take

about 1 cup of that potato and put it into another bowl.


In the bowl with the 1 cup of sweet potato, add the whole wheat flour,

applesauce, and eggs. Mix all the ingredients together until you have a dough

like substance.


Put the dough on a lightly flowered surface and roll the dough out until

it is about inch thick.


Use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes for your dog treats and place

the treats on an ungreased baking tray.


Bake the treats until they are crisp, which takes about 35 to 40

minutes. Let the treats cool on the tray for ten minutes before moving them

onto a wire rack. When they are completely cool, it’s time for your dog to

enjoy them!

Yogurt Banana Treats


This recipe is

adapted from BellyFull



16 ounces of plain yogurt (490 grams)


1 banana


1 tbsp of dog safe peanut butter



Cut the banana into small slices, and put the banana, the peanut butter,

and the yogurt in a food processor. Mix in the food processor until it is

blended and creamy.


Pour the mixture into a cup with a sprout, which will make the next step



Pour the mixture into silicone molds or patterned ice cube trays.


Place the molds or trays into a freezer until they are solid, which will

take about three hours.

5. Release the treats from the molds or trays and they are ready to be

enjoyed by your pup!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can dogs eat custard

ice cream? No

Custard ice cream is

not a great snack for dogs. Although it is not fatal, the dairy in the custard

could give them some stomach issues and custard has high amounts of sugar,

which is not good for your dog’s health either.

Can dogs eat custard

creams? No

Custard creams are extremely

high in sugar, so they should not be eaten by dogs. In the short term, high

amounts of sugar can cause hyperactivity, depression, and agitation, and in the

long term can cause serious health problems like diabetes, obesity, and

cavities or other teeth problems.

Can dogs eat custard

tarts? No

Custard tarts have a

lot sugar, which dogs do not need in their diet. They may also cause your dog

to have some stomach upset.

Can dogs eat custard

apple? No

Custard apples are

potentially toxic to dogs, especially if they get ahold of the seeds. If your

dog has eaten part of a custard apple, contract your vet immediately, and make

sure that they stay hydrated.

Can dogs eat cream?


Since cream is a

diary product, and lactose in cream may be hard for your dog to digest, if your

dog eats cream, they may have diarrhea, vomiting, or stomach pains.


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